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Ads by SpeedCheckMe. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as SpeedCheckMe ads, SpeedCheckMe virus, SpeedCheckMe adware, SpeedCheckMe | Type: Adware

What is SpeedCheckMe?

SpeedCheckMe is a web browser plug-in that offers people to install a widget on their desktops and constantly view their download and upload speed, monitor what apps mostly slows down the system and in this way maintain their internet speed. Well, that's at least what its developers claim. We cannot assert that SpeedCheckMe is not capable of implementing promised functions; however, we can claim that it is set to initiate additional activities about which you may not be informed. It has even been categorized as an adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and such labeling should immediately signal that it's not recommended using. Once installed, this questionable browser plug-in may start delivering you intrusive SpeedCheckMe ads on every website that you are going to visit. In most of the cases, they appear in such forms as pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, and in-text links. Such ads are very intrusive because they may cover a bigger part of the screen and it may become difficult to avoid clicking on them. By the way, you may feel tempted to click on them. We say so because 'Ads by SpeedCheckMe' are prepared according to your search queries, websites that you visit, clicks, data that you enter and so on. So, you may receive various offers that you have recently been looking for. No matter what offers you see, do not fall for clicking on those advertisements because they may be filled with sponsored links and reroute you to affiliate websites. Beware that SpeedCheckMe redirects won't help you to find the best deals, coupons, offers or other similar things because they only seek to collect clicks, increase page rank or sales for some dubious websites. Besides, this untrustworthy application may invoke tracking cookies and collect non-personal identifiable data about your browsing habits. Due to all these facts, we highly recommend you to eliminate SpeedCheckMe virus as soon as possible. For that, you can use Reimage or another reputable anti-spyware.

How can SpeedCheckMe hijack my computer?

SpeedCheckMe is a legitimate application that is similar to SpeedCheckApp, SpeedChecker, Power App and many other. All of these programs offer the same service and can work on all most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. People install such and similar programs willingly; however, they do that not very frequently. That's why developers of such and similar adwares decide to spread them along with freewares and sharewares. Even though such distribution costs money for them, we may presume that such investment later answer the purpose because unwanted programs reach a wide audience this way. SpeedCheckMe virus can be found alongside such programs as various download managers, PDF creators, media players and so on. Fortunately, you can easily opt out of it. For that, you have to be very careful with your downloads and always select Advanced or Custom installation option. After that, you should find what additional components your selected freeware is filled with and deselect all of them. If you failed to do that and now suffer from SpeedCheckMe ads, redirects and similar issues, don't worry. You can fix your computer right now. For that, you just have to keep reading this article and follow removal guidelines that are given below:

How to remove SpeedCheckMe virus?

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To remove SpeedCheckMe ads, follow these steps:

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Uninstall SpeedCheckMe from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall SpeedCheckMe and related programs
    Here, look for SpeedCheckMe or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Delete SpeedCheckMe from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for SpeedCheckMe or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Remove SpeedCheckMe from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for SpeedCheckMe and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete SpeedCheckMe removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Erase SpeedCheckMe ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, SpeedCheckMe should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Get rid of SpeedCheckMe from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select SpeedCheckMe and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete SpeedCheckMe removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Eliminate SpeedCheckMe from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select SpeedCheckMe and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete SpeedCheckMe removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Uninstall SpeedCheckMe from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for SpeedCheckMe or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete SpeedCheckMe removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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